Silent and weary (Michael J. Oczko)

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  • (Posted 2009-11-28)  CPDL #20522:      (Finale 2007)
Editor: Michael J. Oczko (submitted 2009-11-23).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Silent and weary
Composer: Michael J. Oczko

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2008
Description: Traditional Polish Carol arranged for mixed choir with piano/organ accompaniment (orchestration also available). Original English language text by the composer.

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Original text and translations

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Silent and weary, windy and dreary,
Yet full of heavenly glory!
Here in a manger, safe from all danger,
Lies the Child Jesus sleeping.

Round Him the angels, bright as the morning,
On bended knees adore Him.
Down from the hills the shepherds are gathering
With pipes and drums to greet Him.

Mary His mother, pure as a lily,
Close by her husband old Joseph,
Full of amazement, love and contentment,
Smiles on her newborn Son.

All the earth’s people, all the world’s creatures
Sing praises to the Messiah.
Wisdom of Wisdom, Light of the Light,
Jesus is Man, God Incarnate!

Silent, weary, windy, dreary.